Your student is about to go through one of the most important transitions of his or her life—becoming a college student. This experience only happens once in a student’s life; so on behalf of the University we encourage you to talk with your student about the importance of participating in the New Student Orientation program outlined on this website.
Very little is more important at this time than your student’s transition into the college experience at Carlow. The programs in New Student Orientation are designed to provide significant support and assistance to students making their initial transition into the University. Without attending all of the events during this week, your student’s transition, both academically and socially, will be much more challenging.
The same can be said about your experience. As your student is beginning this exciting time, you are also going through a transition. We have designed programs with you in mind. We encourage you to attend all of these events, but they are, of course, not mandatory.
Parents and Families Orientation Schedule: TBD August 2014
Sample schedule: 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Matriculation CeremonyThe St. Agnes Center of Carlow University
4 p.m.–6 p.m. Family Welcome and Dinner A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
6 p.m.–7 p.m. Sample a Class—Your Student’s Academic Life A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
7 p.m.–8 p.m. A New Journey—How Families Stay Connected to Their Student’s Lives A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
8 p.m.–9 p.m. Family Panel A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
9 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Meet and Greet: Hypnotist and Rita’s Italian Ice Campus Green, Grace Library, Fifth Floor